Head of the Departments
Revenue Inspection Commissioner (RIC) & Ex-Officio Secretary
Revenue Inspection Commissioner is the Head of the Department. In addition, he is ex-officio Secretary by virtue of his office. Inspection of offices of Revenue and Panchayat relating to Revenue Work of the State is being carried out by RIC as per prescribed programme. The Commissioner carries out monthly review of revenue work of the Collector. Moreover, review work is being carried out by convening zonal meeting of Collectors. After dispatch of inspection notes to the respective offices for compliance, Memo reading is done and instructions are issued for rectification of deficiencies. In order to ensure that revenue work is carried out as per rules and laws, special revenue training is imparted to revenue officers/ employees. This includes implementation of various important Acts. In order to enhance efficiency of officers of revenue work, conference of Mamlatdars, Prant Officers and Collectors is convened periodically.
Commissioner of Land Reforms & Ex-Officio Secretary
Since speedy implementation of Land Reform measures is very important, the Government has set up special enforcement machinery under control of the Collectors. However, in order to guide, supervise and inspect Collectors and Agri. Commission and machinery attached with land reforms working in districts, the Government has created a post of Commissioner of Land Reform and Ex-officio Secretary, having jurisdiction over entire State, who looks after planning and proper implementation of Agricultural and Urban Land Ceiling Act. As a Secretary, he helps the Government in implementation of Land Reforms Act and deciding matters pending under Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act 1976 (Repeal Act).
Settlement Commissioner & Director of Land Records
Settlement Commissioner and Director of Land Records is the head of the Department. He prepares and implements schemes under control of the State Government. The department consists of field organization and head quarters. The head office is responsible for guidance and control in activities of regional offices. At headquarters in Gandhinagar, there is an establishment of the Dy. Director, Land Record (General), Dy. Director (Land Records), Dy. Director (Consolidation), Dy. Director (Inspection), 6 Office Superintendents, one Accounts Officer and One Asst. Consolidation Officer. Field Officers include Dy. Director, Land Records, Superintendent (Land Records) and Superintendent (Land Records cum Consolidation Officer), District Inspectors, City Survey Superintendent, Assistant Consolidation Officers, Inquiry Officers and Survey Mamlatdars.
Superintendent of Stamps & Inspector General of Registration
Stamp Act is an Act related to revenue receipt of the State. Some documents require payment of Stamp Duty which is based on fundamental principles, whereby stamp duty is to be recorded on nature of transactions.
Gujarat Revenue Tribunal
On bifurcation of greater Bombay state and separate Gujarat state coming into existence, Gujarat Revenue Tribunal has been formed. This tribunal has been constituted under Gujarat Revenue Tribunal Act 1957. In Gujarat State, separate Tribunal exists since 1960. The tribunal consists of one chairman and members decided by the Government. Generally 1 + 4 total 5 members' office works as tribunal. An officer of rank of Dy. Collector acts as registrar.
Gujarat State Land Use Board
To prepare a long term scheme for use of land resources (land, water and trees) of the state, to take steps for increasing awareness in people for importance of conservation of land resources and its balanced use, and to ensure coordination of activities of various departments of Government. With this object, Gujarat State Land Use Board has been constituted as non-statutory advisory committee under GR RD No. LND-3995-1178-A Dt. 6-6-1997. The Chief Minister is the Chairman of the said Committee. The Members of the Committee are Ministers of Agricultural and Co. Operations Department, Industries and Mines Department, Narmada Water Resources and Water Supply Department. Urban Development & Urban Housing Department, Forest & Environment Department & R.D. besides Chief Secretary, Secretary, (Expenditure), Principal Secretary (Finance), Secretary of above 7 departments and five experts in field of water management are members of the Committee. Member Secretary of the committee is Commissioner of Land Reforms, Gujarat State.
Special Secretary (Appeals)
On abolition of post of Commissioners, the Government has appointed Spl. Secretary (Dispute) as quasi-judicial authority to decide appeals and revisions preferred under various Acts against order of Collectors. He has been empowered to hear appeals and revisions under various acts related to special secretary (Dispute). He has been appointed as secretary (Revenue) of the Government.
Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority
& Ex. Officio Secretary
In wake of severe earthquake strike on 26 January, 2001, many villages and cities suffered heavy causalities and large scale destruction of life and property in the state. Due to this earthquake in Gujarat, particularly districts of Kachchh, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Surendranagar and Patan, public life was greatly affected and disturbed. Pursuant to this, in order to take steps of rehabilitation and resettlement in quake affected areas of the state in a time bound manner and maintain co-ordination among various departments on permanent basis, the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority was constituted under Societies Registration Act, 1860 and Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 under G.R.GAD Dt. 8-2-2001. Thereafter on passing of Gujarat State Disaster Management Act, 2003 by the State Government, Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority was formed on 1-3-2003.